SEWARD, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers arrested two motorcyclists following multiple pursuits along I-80 near Seward, involving wheelies and speeds exceeding 100 mph.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. Sunday, NSP received a report of two motorcyclists driving recklessly on I-80 westbound near mile marker 373.
A trooper located the motorcycles and saw one driver had no license plate and was doing a wheelie on the interstate.
When the riders noticed the trooper, they fled at speeds over 100 mph. The trooper started a pursuit.
The motorcycles weaved between lanes and split cars as they continued on at a high rate of speed. One motorcyclist exited at mile marker 366 near Utica while the other missed the exit and came to a stop on the shoulder.
That rider was taken into custody. The other motorcyclist then re-entered the interstate on I-80 eastbound.
Another trooper pursued but as the motorcycle approached speeds of more than 130 mph in high volume traffic on the interstate, troopers terminated the pursuit and informed NSP Aviation Support Division.
The NSP Helicopter located the motorcycle rider, which was then traveling eastbound on Hwy 34, entering Lincoln from the west.
The rider traveled into downtown Lincoln, attempting to hide in a parking garage.
With direction from the NSP Helicopter trooper-pilot, a trooper on the ground then located the suspect and took him into custody without incident.
The rider arrested near Utica was identified as 21-year-old Tate Oaks and the rider arrested in Lincoln was identified as Dillon Oaks, 22.
Both, of Lincoln, were arrested for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest and no motorcycle endorsement.
Dillon Oaks was also cited for no registration. Both were lodged in the Seward County Jail.